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Notary Laws

Notary Law Updates By State

Use this database to find updated Notary laws and regulations in your state or jurisdiction.

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LawJan 01, 2015 - California
CA Senate Bill 1467 - Senate Bill 1467 clarifies that the Notary commission required of persons who are registered as professional photocopiers must be maintained during the entire two-year registration term and requires the professional photocopier to provide an updated valid Notary commission to the county clerk if the prior commission expires before expiration of the two-year registration as a professional photocopier.

LawJan 01, 2015 - California
CA Assembly Bill 2747 - Assembly Bill 2747 makes a willful failure by a Notary Public to discharge fully and faithfully any of the duties or responsibilities of a Notary punishable by a civil penalty of up to $1,500.

LawDec 08, 2014 - New Jersey
NJ Assembly Bill 1423 - Assembly Bill 1423 is the latest legislation enacted to address the confusion unscrupulous Notaries cause an unwary immigrant public by falsely representing that they can provide immigration-related services that only licensed attorneys can offer.

RuleNov 30, 2014 - Colorado
CO Administrative Rules (2014) - The Colorado Secretary of State amends, adds, simplifies and re-codifies its Notary program rules governing the commissioning process, electronic notarization and the mandatory education and examination requirements.

LawNov 18, 2014 - Washington DC
DC B20-0986 - In this emergency legislation, the District of Columbia Council repeals the Notary Public Review Board, whose duties were defined in Sections 2411 through 2422 of Title 17, Chapter 24 of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations.

RuleNov 03, 2014 - New Jersey
NJ Administrative Rule (eNotarization) - The New Jersey State Division of Archives and Records Management has published administrative rules to govern the electronic recording of real property documents. Included in the electronic recording rules is a provision requiring electronic land title documents to be notarized in conformance with the New Jersey Uniform Electronic Transactions Act.

LawNov 01, 2014 - Oklahoma
OK House Bill 2576 - House Bill 2576 clarifies that the limitations and requirements applicable to Notaries in notarizing absentee ballots apply only to elections conducted by the State Elections Board or a county elections board. It would not apply to a tribal election or any other election not conducted by one of these two boards.

LawOct 01, 2014 - Tennessee
TN House Bill 2387 - House Bill 2387 fixes a technical issue that prevented Tennessee legislators from holding a Notary commission, allows Notaries to charge a reasonable fee for their services and creates a journal requirement.

LawSep 29, 2014 - Tennessee
TN Attorney General Opinion No. 14-89 - The Tennessee Attorney General was asked by the Tennessee Secretary State to render a legal opinion on whether a Notary is required to keep a record of all notarial acts if the Notary did not charge a fee for the record. The Attorney General also was asked if a Notary may keep a record of a notarial act in electronic format.

RuleSep 19, 2014 - Montana
MT Administrative Rule (Returned Checks) - An administrative rule imposing a fee for insufficient funds checks, checks returned from the bank unpaid and returned e-checks has been adopted to compensate the Secretary of State’s office for time spent on collections efforts and to act as a deterrent to future writers of bad checks.

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